WEAVERVILLE– Chris Lance, age 56, of Weaverville, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018.
Chris was born July 28, 1961 in Norfolk, VA. He was a resident of Buncombe County for most of his life. Chris was a welding robot programmer for Westinghouse, which became Eaton Cutler Hammer, and a licensed general contractor building homes in the area. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Preceding him in death are his mother, Norma Griffin Lance and brother, Charles Allen Lance.
Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Tanja Tucker Lance; father, Harry Gail Lance and wife, Jane; brother, Kevin Lance and wife Margaret; father and mother–in-law, Sam and Joyce Jarvis Tucker; nephews, Justin Lance and Christopher Tucker; nieces, Kimberly Hutchins and husband Jerry, and Samantha Tucker and fiancé, Todd.
Private services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (use ID 11264509) or Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris St., Greenville, SC 29605
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Lance’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
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Tanja,Kimberly and I just found out about Chris passing. I don't have enough words to explain how Chris impacted so many lives in a positive way. We will be praying for God to to comfort you Tanja and the whole family.
Submitted by David & Kimberly Medlin on Mar 28 2018 11:02:07 PM
Tanja, Gary and I are so sorry to hear of Chris passing. You all were the cutest couple in high school. We will be praying that God hold and comfort you in the days to come.
Submitted by Gary & Vickie Massey on Mar 28 2018 10:50:35 PM
Dear Tanja, so sorry to hear of Chris passing. Ben and I will keep you and the family in our prayers. Love and blessings. Sharon and Ben Norton
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Mar 28 2018 10:30:02 PM
Oh, Tanja- i’m so very sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. Warm hugs and prayers of comfort in this crazy time.
Submitted by Mary Shaw on Mar 28 2018 10:20:15 PM
Tanja, I am going to miss those spontaneous “meetings” on Sunday’s at Ingles. Chris always knew how to make me laugh with his funny stories. He was one of a kind! I am so sad and so sorry for your loss. May memories bring you gentle comfort....thinking of you. ❤️
Submitted by Cheri Dillingham Bettilyon on Mar 28 2018 09:51:31 PM
Tanja, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family.
Submitted by Charlotte Destino on Mar 28 2018 09:45:09 PM
Our family is praying for you and we are so sorry for your loss. We can’t forget how many memories we shared with you and Chris—-You’ll bring there for our children, standing up with them at church, the Bouvier, and many others. We were blessed to know Chris and we admired his love of life and his loving spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
Submitted by Greg and Christy Cheek, Cody and Katie on Mar 28 2018 09:40:39 PM
Oh Tanja, I wish I had adequate words to express how very sorry and heartbroken I am to hear the news of Chris’s passing. I pray that God will comfort and heal your grieving heart. You know how much we love you and Chris. God bless you my sweet friend.
Love, Joni and Kelly
Submitted by Joni and Kelly White on Mar 28 2018 09:39:35 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for strength and comfort for you and the family.
Submitted by Charlene Zink on Mar 28 2018 09:20:21 PM
Tanja and family. we are so so sad to hear of Chris' graduation and grieve alongside you all. jay and nell fine
Submitted by jay and nell fine on Mar 28 2018 09:07:05 PM
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